James V. Aukerman


Jim has been a trust and estate attorney in Wakefield for more than 46 years.

Jim’s practice of law continues to concentrate on preserving and transferring wealth, preparing wills and trusts, settling estates, and administering trusts.

For many years, Jim was a Certified Financial Planner Professional and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Along with his keen interest in helping clients in their estate planning, Jim has had a lifelong interest in preserving land as open space.

Notable Experience

  • Jim served six terms as State Representative for South Kingstown in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
  • He has advised property owners selling or donating development rights or conservation easements in Coventry, Glocester, Little Compton, Hopkinton, Richmond, Tiverton and other Rhode Island communities. He has served as advisor to the Charlestown, South Kingstown and Westerly Land Trusts. He is a long-time member of the Richmond Grange.
  • Recipient of the Rhode Island Foundation Professional Leadership Award.

More About Jim

  • Jim attended South Kingstown public schools, where he was President of the High School Class of 1966.
  • Jim served as President of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.
  • He enjoys skiing, golf and tennis.
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  • Dartmouth College (B.A.)
  • Suffolk University (J.D.)

Practice Areas

  • Trust and Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
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  • 195 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
  • 336 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
  • (401) 223-2100
  • (401) 861-3103 fax
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